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Tuberculosis: Past and Present
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease with a long and established association with human populations. This review discusses and integrates an ethnographic study of public health fieldwork in theExpand
Gibraltar's 1804 yellow fever scourge: the search for scapegoats.
L'etiologie et la virulence de la fievre jaune a Gibraltar en 1804 sont decrites, en demontrant que les immigrants sont essentiellement les principaux responsables de l'epidemie
A Matter of Privilege: Infant Mortality in the Garrison Town of Gibraltar, 1870-1899
The British colony of Gibraltar offers an opportunity to compare the infant mortality rates of the civilian and military populations inhabiting a small-scale urban setting from 1870 to 1899, and privilege for the military meant that service families had preferential access to a pure water supply after the installation of a water-condensing plant. Expand
Tuberculosis mortality and recent childbirth: a retrospective case-control study of Gibraltarian women, 1874-1884.
Results of this case study indicate that recent childbirth did not increase the risk of tuberculosis mortality among women who died between 1874 and 1884. Expand
Mortality in an early Ontario community: Belleville 1876-1885.
It is possible that more extended patterns of breast-feeding among Catholics led to lower levels of weanling diarrhea mortality in their infants, and this contributed to the understanding of health in late nineteenth-century communities in Ontario. Expand
Assessing the impact of adolescent pregnancy and the premarital conception stress complex on birth weight among young mothers in Gibraltar's civilian community.
Premarital conception is identified as a risk factor for lower infant birth weights among mothers under 20 years of age and the need to take into account the effects of culturally mediated behavior on the pregnancy experience of young women is emphasized. Expand
Reproductive Choices in Gibraltar: A Case Study of a Community In Transition, 1960-1996
Times of social disruption and change unsettle community equilibrium and represent important transition points. This research examines the 15-year border closure between Spain and Gibraltar and itsExpand
"Not a shack in the woods": architecture for tuberculosis in Muskoka and Toronto.
  • A. Adams, S. Burke
  • Medicine
  • Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin…
  • 2006
It is argued that urban and ex-urban TB ideologies actually coalesce about 1923, best illustrated in the boldly modern architecture of Muskoka's new Gage pavilion. Expand
Alien encounters
  • S. Burke, L. Sawchuk
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The history of the family : an international…
  • 1 January 2001
Concerns over alien contributions to population growth seemed to reach crisis proportions in the 1860s and 1870s, but thereafter the burdens and difficulties imposed on that portion of the local population that opted to marry out eased substantially under the authority of a new governor. Expand